Boot up issue



enner100
07-10-2005, 01:41 AM
Sharon F Wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 01:25:02 +0000, enner100 wrote:
> -
> I have just noticed another problem if I restart the PC.
>
> I downloaded powermax by maxtor to check my hard drives. It creates
> bootable floppy. If I restart the PC I get an error message that says
> can not load DOS! any key to retry.
>
> If I do a cold boot of the PC the powermax loads ok. If I then do a
> Ctrl + Alt + Delete and leave the floppy in I get the error message
> can
> not load DOS! any key to retry.
>
> So it seems all my problems happen when I do Start turn off
> computer-
> restart. If I do a cold boot of the PC or shut down the PC
> completely-
> and on put it on again I do not get the problems?
>
> The start up problems also only occur if I do a restart.
>
> The motherboard, case, power supply and memory are all brand new-
>
> A restart does not fully flush memory. Code can remain active through
> the
> restart. That code can interfere with the initialization of other
> operations.
>
> A full shutdown and restart does flush memory and is more of a "clean"
> start. There is nothing resident in memory that can conflict with the
> code
> the boot disk is loading.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Thank you.


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enner100


Boot up issue